Have you ever wondered what happens to your union dues? Want to know why things are the way they are? Curious about constitutions? If you answered yes to any of those questions, I may have something to help you. We are currently seeking Delegates and Alternates to attend the OSSTF Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assembly, aka AMPA. AMPA is held annually at the beginning of March Break. This year's edition will be at the Sheraton Centre at 123 Queen St W in Toronto from Friday March 11th to Monday March 14th. Yes, you read that right, it's right at the beginning of March Break. Despite the fact that it 'cuts into' our much deserved time off, over 500 OSSTF members will be in attendance. Some have attended over 30 times!!! Delegates from across the province attend to make resolutions, amend the constitution and take part in democracy. There's even training offered for first timers. There is no cost to attend and you are welcome to bring your family. They can explore all that downtown Toronto has to offer while you represent our members and make serious decisions. If this sounds at all intriguing to you, please see your Branch President. They have additional information and can answer your questions. They also have the Delegate and Alternate nomination forms that need to be filled in by the December 2nd Council meeting. Please consider attending. Pretty sure you won't regret it!
The view from my desk, as Teacher Bargaining Unit President for D17 Simcoe